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Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

3.67 | 274 ratings

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3 stars "Five Miles Out" was released in 1982 and is the first Mike Oldfield album to really have stepped into a fairly more commercial style to it, with the possible excepetions of "Taurus II" and "Orabidoo" which are the album's two epics and could remind of earlier Oldfield although in a bit more modern style to them. Not bad at all as a whole, but tracks like "Family Man" and the title track, which are the album's two key cuts, might not be of any particular interest for pure progholes, but taking them for what they are, they are still enjoyable tunes. Get this one for the two epics here, but if you enjoy 80's material from Oldfield too, this one is not to be missed. My personal rating: 3.25/5
Bj-1 | 3/5 |


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